Open University Malaysia usher in a new era of online education from Malaysia

Open University Malaysia, a university that pioneered online learning in 2000, long before COVID-19 existed, believes open and distance learning is the best way to live up to its motto of being a university for all. We believe that this will play an important role.

Its President and Vice-Chancellor, Ahmad Izany Awan, said: “OUM aims to help more people achieve their academic goals and improve career opportunities by making education more accessible to a wider audience. I believe we will have the opportunity to take this step forward.”

Backed by ODL’s 22 years of expertise as a private university established under Multimedia Technology Enhancement Operations Sdn Bhd, a consortium of Malaysia’s original 11 public universities, OUM is now reaching a global audience. We’re on a mission to reach and enrich virtual learning globally.

Providing cross-border online learning

The flexibility of ODL programs impacts workers who have the opportunity to improve their skill sets while balancing work and family commitments.

“OUM is now embarking on a mission to reach a global audience and enrich virtual learning around the world.”

Established universities such as OUM host synchronous and recorded e-lessons, e-tutorials, and interactive online forums that are carefully integrated to give learners the freedom to choose both where and when they study. , ODL becomes even more attractive.

“Learners have everything they need to comfortably learn anytime, anywhere,” adds Izany.

“All courses come with video lectures, electronic modules, and other electronic content. An extensive digital library hosting over 190,000 e-books, 55,000 journal titles, and approximately 1.3 million article titles; and a local law database that is always available to learners is also a plus point for quality education.”

Recognized and respected qualifications

“What we are able to offer through our approach to teaching and learning will serve as a solid foundation for OUM to gain global recognition and become the institution of choice for international learners. This means making our programs accessible on demand, while at the same time ensuring our industry is focused and recognized globally,” explains Izany.

OUM boasts an impressive selection of career-related programs accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Authority, a statutory body under the Ministry of Higher Education in Malaysia. Additionally, its Bachelor of Accounting program is accredited by CPA Australia.

Izany said OUM has many years of experience in partnering with international organizations to deliver programs globally.

“Since 2006, OUM has partnered with more than 10 educational institutions around the world, a testament to the quality and recognition of our programs.

“Our partner institutions will manage the logistics of enrolling learners and operating the program in each country, while we will lead the design and monitoring of curriculum quality and the provision of learning materials and technical support.”

Some of the university’s most fruitful collaborations include the International Institute of Health Sciences (Sri Lanka), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam), Accra University of Technology (Ghana), and SIMAD University (Somalia).

OUM has also begun offering selected graduate programs to international learners outside of its partner institutions, resulting in a cumulative total of 14,000 learners in Zimbabwe, Yemen, Syria, France, the United Kingdom, and many other countries. Overseas learners are registered.

The above achievements and new partnerships with several educational institutions in Asia and Africa will continue to benefit all those who choose to study at OUM.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to become a reputable ODL provider not only in Malaysia but also around the world,” Izanee concluded.

This is a sponsored article from OUM. For more information about the OUM program, call Speedline at: 03-7801 2000email or visit

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